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Kiwi Ferns team list for NRL Nines

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 11:04 am | NZRL

Hi all, here are the player numbers for Games Two & Three of NRL Nines series between NZ and Australia women. More >>

Christy Prior Wins Burton European Open

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:53 am | NZ Snow Sports

Laax, Switzerland (31 January 2015) – Fresh off the back of an X Games bronze medal last week Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior (Kaukapakapa) has taken the win at the Burton European Open in Switzerland. Competing against a quality field, ... More >>

Bumper One-Day Festival Sale Commences at 10am

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:47 am | NZ Bloodstock

The bumper one-day Festival Sale commences today which concludes the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series for 2015. More >>

The 26th New Zealand Masters Games Are Underway

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:45 am | ACC ThinkSafe New Zealand Masters Games

The opening ceremony of the Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games got underway on Friday night with a big crowd of supporters, athletes and volunteers alike. More >>

10 Minute Play Competition 2015

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:38 am | Playwrights Association

1. The competition is for scripts suitable for performing on stage with a playing time between 7 and 10 minutes. More >>

Notable speaking lineup for Sir Ian Athfield's memorial

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:26 am | Wellington City Council

A civic commemoration of the life and work of architect Sir Ian Athfield will be held in Wellington tomorrow (Sunday 1 February), at3pm. More >>

Soho Wine Co Launches New Wine

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:15 am | Soho Wine

Soho Wine Co Launches Their Super Premium Wine From Their New Blue Blood Collection, Aptly Named Zabeel More >>

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:11 am | Yachting New Nealand

The New Zealand Olympic sailing crews of Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech, and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie will enjoy tomorrow’s medal races at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami… because they’re looking good for gold. More >>

Successful Select Sale Concludes at Karaka

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 10:32 am | NZ Bloodstock

NZB’s 2015 Select Sale drew to a close today, with three solid days of trade that have posted figures to match last year’s successful Sale. More >>

Chelsie Preston Crayford Wins Prestige Australian Award

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 10:27 am | Kiriata Films

New Zealand actress Chelsie Preston Crayford won the Best Supporting Actress award at the AACTA Awards, presented in Sydney last night. More >>

Cats ‘n Dogs – An Illustrated History at Toitū

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:30 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 30 January 2014) – Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is calling for your favourite cat and dog images to be part of a new exhibition. More >>

Powerhouse Speakers to Spark Browns Bay festival

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:04 pm | Sustainable Evolution

If you are interested in your health, happiness, longevity and enlightenment, and the health of our planet, then you should not miss an upcoming festival called " A Sustainable Evolution - Of and For The Earth" More >>

NZL leaders extend, with six in top ten after day four

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:02 pm | Yachting New Zealand

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL leaders extend, with six in top ten after day four More >>

Christchurch teens bring Peter Pan to life

Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:58 pm | Christchurch City Council

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre's show, Peter Pan, which starts on 4 February promises to be a chaotic, cheeky and charming version of the well-known fairy tale. More >>

Coast to Coast has largest field in five years

Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:07 pm | Speight's Coast to Coast

30 January 2015 Organisers are extremely happy that next month’s Speight’s Coast to Coast has its largest field in five years, a clear indication that changes to this year’s event have reignited interest in the iconic multi-sport race More >>

Countdown’s latest collectibles hit stores with a roar

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:23 pm | Countdown Supermarket

30 January 2015: Countdown has teamed up with the SPCA to launch the next collectible craze, a limited edition range of Super Animals sound cards. In a first for any Countdown collectibles campaign, the Super Animals cards come to life when swiped through a ... More >>

Bush and Beach back Karekare Horse Race

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:39 pm | Karekare beach race

Bush and Beach have got behind Karekare’s famous beach race on February 28, resurrected after locals realized there is no better way to raise funds for the tiny community’s Surf Club and local school. More >>

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:30 pm | Scape Public Art

Installation of New Zealand’s largest public sculpture Fanfare at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project. The sculpture, titled Fanfare ... More >>

Graffiti artist Tilt coming to the streets of Christchurch

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:27 pm | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Amazing French graffiti artist Tilt , world renowned for his colourful, bubbly paintings, is due to arrive on February 1st in Christchurch to take part in the Spectrum Street Art festival. More >>

Late Nights at Wellington Zoo this February

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:23 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is keeping its doors open to visitors late this month, staying open until 8pm every Wednesday in February for Zoo Twilights – and until 8.30pm on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February. More >>

Drake Announces P Reign And Midnight Gallery as Supports

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:11 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Drake’s first visit to New Zealand is fast approaching, and now Frontier Touring and Illusive are proud to reveal the final additions to the bill, completing what is one of the most exciting hip-hop lineups this country has seen. Alongside the ... More >>

MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:02 pm | MOTAT

Fire engines, sirens, rescue displays, demonstrations and education programmes about disaster preparation are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTAT’s Fire and Rescue Day on Sunday 8 February. More >>

Exhibition showcases works from university's art collection

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:51 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Seldom-seen gems and new acquisitions from Victoria University of Wellington’s Art Collection will be among the works on display in the Adam Art Gallery’s next show. More >>

$100,000 Choreographic Fellowship 2015 open for applications

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:46 pm | Creative New Zealand

Applications from established New Zealand choreographers are being called for the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship. More >>

Hip Op-eration Crew Inspiring The World

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:24 pm | Hip-Operation

The much anticipated DVD of the film ‘Hip Hoperation’ featuring Waiheke Island’s Hip Op-eration Crew is now available for purchase through the Hip Op-eration Crew’s website. More >>

New Zealand gets its first Trail Running Film Festival

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:17 pm | Mediocre Astronauts

With stunning bush, spectacular mountain ranges, pristine coastlines, volcanic plateaus, rainforest and beautiful lakes all within short driving distances from the country’s main city centres, do we even need to explain why New Zealand has firmly established ... More >>

Mazda revs up for Leadfoot

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:28 am | Mazda NZ

Mazda New Zealand is putting pedal to the metal in support of the Leadfoot Festival in Coromandel over Waitangi Weekend. Leadfoot was founded by Kiwi rally and hill climb legend Rod Millen and takes place on the spectacular 1.6km long driveway that ... More >>

Local Screenwriter Chosen For Literary Tour

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:21 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 30 January 2015) – Emerging Dunedin screenwriter Henry Feltham has been chosen to create a 20 minute literary tour of the city to be shown as part of the Digital Writers’ Festival in Melbourne next month. More >>

Pirtek extends support of NZ Rugby League

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:01 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Pirtek will continue to be the biggest name on the NZ Kiwis jersey heading into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, after signing on as principal sponsor for another three years. More >>

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:51 am | Alliance Francaise

Festival organizers are delighted to unveil the official film selection for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 in New Zealand! More >>

Plus1 Presents: NZ Tour Updates

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:28 am | Plus1

Midge Ure: All Gold category tickets are now sold out for Midge Ure's Auckland show at SkyCity Theatre. Limited Silver and Bronze tickets remain - see Ticketmaster here More >>

DEGNZ Selects Tusi Tamasese for International Mentorship

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:23 am | Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship. More >>

Classic Cars' Quarter Century Helping Kiwi Kids

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:21 am | Variety - The Children's Charity

New Plymouth will ring to the sound of sirens and the sight of classic and quirky cars on March 6 at the launch of the 25th Trillian Variety Bash, a rally raising funds for Kiwi kids via Variety – the Children’s Charity which will circle the ... More >>

Repco backs iconic Race to the Sky event

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:20 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

The return of New Zealand’s iconic Race to the Sky hill-climb managed by the team from Highlands Motorsport Park has gained the support of leading automotive aftermarket supplier Repco New Zealand. More >>

Top Jump Riders Enroute to Otago Champs

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:44 pm | Annie Studholme

Top jumpers from around the South Island will descend on Mosgiel this weekend for the Otago Area Showjumping and Showhunter Championships at the Otago Taieri A&P Showgrounds. More >>

Art teacher crowd funds by making one thousand cups

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:37 pm | AP Studios

Saturday the 31st of January the 1000 cups project will be launched by Leigh Anderton-Hall and exhibited for 3 weeks at Space Gallery in Whanganui. As a way of launching her studio, Aramoho Productions, Leigh Anderton-Hall has been working every day throughout ... More >>

Cast Announced For the Book of Everything

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:08 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Mia Blake, Tim Carlsen, Sam Snedden and Jennifer Ward-Lealand join Michelle Blundell, Patrick Carroll, Rima Te Wiata and Olivia Tennet to complete the heavyweight cast announced for The Book Of Everything, a major new co-production from the Auckland ... More >>

Challenge Wanaka takes out international triathlon award

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 3:17 pm | Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka long distance triathlon in New Zealand’s South Island has taken out the Triathletes’ Choice Award for the World’s Most Scenic Race at this year’s Triathlon Business International Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. More >>

Romance, checking the check-out, and woolly socks

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 3:16 pm | Oily Rag

When romance is in the air, P.B. from Auckland has this tip to keep wedding costs down. "When my husband and I were married 13 years ago, (2nd time round), when we sent out the invitations we put on the bottom BYO gents, ladies a plate (starter, ... More >>

Watched - Super-powers the key to writing!

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:41 pm | Huia Publishers

Tihema Baker’s super-powers stole the stage at the launch of his debut novel - Watched - at Te Papa in Wellington last evening. More >>

Architect Sir Ian Athfield to be commemorated in Wellington

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

A public commemoration of the life and work of architect Sir Ian Athfield will be held in Wellington this Sunday (1 February), at 3pm. More >>

Bevan James Eyles author of the Fitness Attitude

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:21 pm | ElderNet

Bevan has been a world-leading fitness professional and high-level athlete since 1999, and has won the New Zealand Fitness Instructor of the Year title three times. Bevan has travelled the world presenting at fitness conferences, produces fitness ... More >>

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Kiwi women lead the way

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:21 pm | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand still leads in the Women’s 470 and 49erFX after day three of 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami where gold fleet racing got underway today. More >>

Sticky Fingers New Zealand Tour 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:16 pm | Rhythm Group

Sydney rascals Sticky Fingers have somehow managed to completely sell out a three-show tour of Australia they never formally announced. More >>

"World's Greatest Whistler" dies at the age of 91

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:00 pm | Family of Ronnie Ronalde

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of seasoned performer and The World’s Greatest Whistler - Ronnie Ronalde, who died peacefully on 13th January at 11pm with both this daughter Carolyn and wife Rosemarie at his side. His other daughter Christina ... More >>

Media Design School beats high score at Global Game Jam 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:37 pm | Media Design School

Media Design School managed to beat its own high score by attracting 102 registered participants to take part in this year's Global Game Jam; the largest number of game jammers ever registered at one site in New Zealand. More >>

Māoriland Film Festival at the 2015 Berlinale

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:13 pm | Maoriland Film Festival

The Māoriland Film Festival is pleased to announce its participation in NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema, the first-ever market stand dedicated to promoting indigenous films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM) February 5-13, 2015 in Berlin, ... More >>

The court is in session: Better Call Saul on Lightbox

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:07 pm | Lightbox

If you liked Breaking Bad, you’re going to love this. Online TV service Lightbox has confirmed 2015’s most anticipated TV show – Better Call Saul – will be available exclusively to New Zealand subscribers from 8pm on February 9. More >>

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:53 pm | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian Church, its ministers, led by the Church’s Māori Synod, will conduct the Waitangi Day dawn ceremony at Waitangi. More >>

Untitled Queer Commercial Dance Show

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:31 pm | Lost Cow Performances

What if Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly had a love affair, or Rita Hayworth with Ginger Rogers? More >>

Launch of Digital Te Reo Graphic Novellas

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:26 pm | Pursuit PR

Auckland, New Zealand – A series of interactive graphic novellas in the Māori language launched last night at The Grid in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. More >>

Secret Power - Simon Denny - NZ Pavilion Venice Biennale

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:20 pm | New Zealand at Venice

Commissioner: Heather Galbraith, Head, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington for Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand More >>

Polio Eradication Closer to Reality in Africa

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:03 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand is pleased to announce significant milestones in Rotary International’s Partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More >>

Top Outdoor Spot competition returns for 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:56 am | New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Kiwi school children are being encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition. More >>

An Evening With Michael Bolton

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:44 am | Skip Ink

Pacific Entertainment and Bluehawk Presents today announces that Grammy legend MICHAEL BOLTON will perform in one spectacular concert only at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland on Monday, 18 May -- delivering a hit-filled setlist of soulful classics, ... More >>

Second crop of the best Loading Docs announced for 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:32 am | Loading Docs

A suburban picture palace on the brink of extinction, strangers dancing in the dark, a ‘headcase’ turned world leader, a woman who talks to animals, a freestyling busker and a kiwi pro wrestler - these are some of the characters Kiwis will be introduced ... More >>

Cigna Round the Bays 2015 update

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:02 am | Sport Wellington

Registrations for Wellingtons iconic Cigna Round the Bays are well under way and are selling faster than ever. More >>

Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:33 am | Netball Central Zone

With only 30 days till the start of the 2015 ANZ Championship, excitement continues to build in the Mojo Pulse camp with the announcement of the team’s pre-season games. More >>

The Noise at Toi Pōneke

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:22 am | Wellington City Council

Low Noise2 is the second group exhibition to feature six Wellington-based sonic artists to showcase their work in the medium of sound installation. Combining sound composition, sculpture and engineering, the result is a truly unique art-form that ... More >>

Sight restoring charity calling for Round the Bays runners

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:19 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is calling on Aucklanders to strap on their trainers and get running to restore sight with the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays. 2015 marks The Foundation’s first year as a charity partner with the fun run, taking ... More >>

 

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